Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lily Pad Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone! Today I'm very excited to help welcome a new exciting blog called Lily Pad Cards. There are some sweet and super fun people working behind the scences to make it one of the best places to get inspired, be challenged and have fun! Oh, and don't miss my giveaway detailed on the bottom of this post!
The blog officially opens tomorrow (April 1st) but there are some fun sneak peaks over there right now and they have some HUGE prizes to give away that retail over $800!!! Wow! What are you waiting for? Check it out HERE.


I made my card using Penny Black's adorable Fly with Me cling stamp. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Night Night Moon set. I colored the cat with Distress Inks (same technique as HERE) and paper pieced his kite. Patterened papers are from My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine collection.

Thanks for hopping to my blog today! The next stop on the hop is Lin Brandyberry's blog Hearts, Hugs and Flowers. If you hit a bad link, you can always go to Lily Pad Cards and click on the next link in the hop. Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com.

*GIVEAWAY*
I am giving away Penny Black's Fly with Me cling stamp (same stamp that I used on this card). I'll be sure to throw in a few extra goodies too. :) To be eligible, please leave a comment on this blog post AND make sure you sign up to follow my blog. I will choose a winner Sunday April 3rd.

194 comments:

Lin said...

Adorable, Ashley - love that you mixed in some paper-piecing too!! (please take my name out of your giveaway please)

RED said...

That is one adorable kitty cat!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

very cute ashley!

Tejal said...

Loved the paper pieceing! The coloring is fabulous!!
Thanks for the wonderful welcome and for the give-away!!
Tejal

Stephanie Pezolet said...

Super cute card! Gotta love that stamp ;)

joy said...

What an adorable card, Ashley! And thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I am going to sign up to be a follower right now!

Sarah said...

Too cute, Ashley! So glad to have you hopping along with us! No need to include me in your giveaway. :)

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love the sweet image and teh background.

Gloria said...

Love that cat and hoping to win that stamp! The paper pieced kite is just the right touch for your card!

GabrielaD said...

So sweet!! I love that little guy. Your cards are amazing! I just discovered your blog (thanks to this great hop) and I am now a follower.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Sweet kitty!!!!! My gosh... such detail on cutting it out!!! Wow!

So fun to see you on this hop:)

Kelly Booth said...

This is just Adorable Ashley...You always make the sweetest cards!!

Eli said...

Cute card :)

Barb said...

A true, Ashley card! Just love it! That image is darling!

Nancy said...

Oh this card is so charming, Ashley! So happy you hopped with Lily Pad Cards!
blessings~

Alina said...

cute card! I like the stamp!

Tanya said...

Oh this is just too sweet! I love this image. I am a new follower, checking out your blog, your projects are beautiful, they just say "fun!"

DIane G said...

I love the paper-piecing!! Adds to the card! very cute!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This fat cat is TOO CUTE!!!! I love this card!!!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

I just became a follower. Great blog!

NatQuebec said...

what a great card and a nice kitty !!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Such a darling card.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Jo x

Carla said...

your card is adorable

Virginia L. said...

How ADORABLE!!! This one is so fun and creative!! LOVE this and love your work, Ashley--as always!

Susan Grapengater said...

This is Adorable! Love the stamp - made me laugh!

Isha said...

What an adorable card, Ashley!thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, love this stamp. I am your new follower and am glad to have found your blog via Lily pad hop. You have lovely creations. TFS

Yvonne said...

Very cute!

Jennie said...

Adorable image and card!! Love the paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win this cute image.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Perfection! I just love it and loving that I found you recently and became a follower! TFS.

Maureen Morton said...

Such a soft little ball of joy! Thanks for the link to the technique, which I can't wait to try. I am happy to know that you are here and I am now a follower! Thanks, Ashley.

Bonnie said...

I am so excited about this new Blog, I am always looking for new inspiration. Thanks

kys said...

Adorable card! Love colors :)

Cathy A said...

Ashley, such an adorable card for the LilyPad hop..I just adore Penny Black stamps they are so cute!

Christina V. said...

This is a lovely card! I like very much the colours and the image!

Lisa said...

I don't have any Penny Black- this one is adorable!! Your kitty card is so sweet!!

paperpapier said...

such a cute card!

Atticelf said...

So cute! This card makes me smile.

Hannah. F said...

Ubber Cute Card Ashley! Love the PB stamp you used. And thanks for a chnace to win that cute stamp!

Froggietalks said...

I love that cat Ashley.. too cute.

judkajudi said...

Ashley, I love your work!! This is adorable; love Penny Black stamps! Need to add to my collection!

Kathy (krolski) said...

So cute!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Adorable cars, Ashley. I love the PB stamps.
Thanks for the chance to win that awesome stamp!

Deirdre said...

Ashley - this is just toooo adorable. Love it, what an amazing welcome for Lily Pad. Love how you coloured the image. Truly adorable. Enjoy your day.

joni said...

OMG, this is absolutely adorable! How cute is this fat cat!!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Tiffany said...

Your card is super adorable, full of whimsy and sunshine, I love it, makes my morning happy! (Don't include me in the giveaway).

Sanne said...

This is so cute Ashley - love it!

di said...

I am not a big cat fan, but that stamp can change my mind. That is the most adorable stamp I have seen. You really brought out it's cuteness.

Tere said...

This is the cutest thing ever!!!
I just love it!
and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Harriet Skelly said...

I absolutely love that image and your coloring is awesome!

Vicky said...

Such a sweet card!!! Brings a smile to my face :)
Thank you for being a lilypad on our blog hop!

Tanya said...

This is too cute! Love the stamp, I am a new follower :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Irini said...

What a cute card!!!!!!!

mamawcindy said...

Oh,my goodness your kitty card is Adorable. When I seen it I thought that I would love to make one like that and that's your giveaway. YIPPY!!! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win your cute stamp. I am a new follower. :0)

Sueli Pinheiro said...

Muito lindo seu cartão! Parabéns!

Kelly in Canada said...

this is just all the way cute.

Jane said...

LOVE that chubby cat...looks like mine!
LOOOOOOOOVE this card...so ADORABLE!

Cassie_lu said...

such a cute card and I really like the softness of the coloring you did

Lillian Child said...

I adore Penny Black stamps, and especially the cats as I have THREE calicos that refer to me as their favorite human servant. (grin) Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Just delightful coloring!

And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Mel said...

This is a totally adorable card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Teepee said...

Sweet, sweet card...I LOVE "fat cats" and this one is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win your goodies.

Catherine said...

Love the simplicity! great job and thank you for having a give away, it makes the blog hopping so much more fun.

MNJackson said...

Such an adorable card. Love Penny Black designs. So cute!!

{VICKI} said...

I signed up to follow
thanks for the extra prize chance

PamS said...

Adorable care...I love that cat!

I also became a follower.

joynwoe said...

It's soooo cute! Love it~

Thanks for the chance for the wonderful giveaway!

walchowDesign said...

Adorable card, Ashley and thank you for your giveaway!

Nichol Magouirk said...

SO cute! Love this!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow love this kitty! so sweet ,your card! Ashley x fingers
hugs
doreen

Shari said...

I love this fat little cat! Wonderful the way you added color to this card as well.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

justsomestuffimade said...

Super cute card Ashley! I love that adorable kitty.
Thanks for the giveaway chance ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Brenda said...

Ashley, that kitty is sure having a good time! Just love that image! Beautifully paper pieced!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a cute cat! Thanks for sharing your lovely card =)

Maureen Chandler said...

What a very cute card - and I was thinking of getting my youngest son a kite for his birthday! This idea would be great with it! Thanks!

Donna said...

Ashley, cute card, love the Penny Black line of cards, such cute creatures. Realy like the simplicity of your card!!

Thanks for a chance at your prize as well.

Donna Przy....

marla said...

Adorable card. I love Penny Black stamps!! Thanks for a chance to win an awesome stamp especially since I love kitties so much!!

Μυρτώ said...

How cute is this - and thanks for the chance to win!

CinnamonSally said...

Very cute.

Lisa R. said...

Great job paper piecing! Adorable image. I'm following now. =) Happy crafting. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Scrap Happy Mommy said...

What a cute card! I would love to win that stamp! Thank you...

Sharon D from Canada said...

What a cute card, Ashley! I love your piecing and wonderful stitching!

DeAnna said...

Fabulous card!! I love the little guy and his kite ;D

sheila said...

this is just adorable! i love all the elements that you included...everything works with out becoming cluttered....something I rarely can pull off :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Ashley, this is so cute & adorable!

Heather B said...

OMG - I love that fluffy (NOT fat) cat and how you made this card. GORGEOUS!!

Christine said...

Oh my goodness! That stamp is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Angel said...

He is so C U T E!love your card!

Patricia said...

so fun card i love it =P

Mi@ said...

What a beautiful card! The cat stamp is sooooo cute :)

Sinihilkka said...

I love your card! The Penny Black cat is so sweet with his balloon.

Nona said...

Your card is soo cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh how cute!!!

Godelieve said...

How fun!! Cute stamp and a wonderful, happy card!

Jette / ma11edina said...

Beautiful card!!! Love that cat :D))

shirley said...

Cute card! Love the background paper...and the stamp of course!

Jenny McGee said...

I love how cute your kitty card is. Very adorable. Thanks for a chance to win a great stamp set. Thanks.

mitch1066 said...

Haha i have a cat that looks just like that :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Ashley

What a totally gorgeous card - lovely fresh feel to it. I'm enjoying this blog hop and am looking forward to tomorrow.

Tina
X

Tina said...

Such a sweet card. many thankf for a giveaway.

Theresa said...

What a cute card....love the cat! Great design.

Cutiephinphin said...

That's a really cute card.

Thanks for the giveaway

Deborah said...

What a great card, Ashley! Thank you so very much for being in our hop and for making such a wonderful card. You rock, girlie!

Anonymous said...

What a cute little kitty! Margaret K.

Sherri Thompson said...

So very cute, Ashley! Thank you so much for hopping along with us!

Karen said...

That cat just makes me smile, so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

The Paper Pundit said...

I would love to make a cute card like that!

Jay Gee said...

This card is so adorable Ashley. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy :)

Yvette said...

Such an adorable card, Ashley! I must have this stamp, it's so cute. I gone cross my fingers for luck and if not than I'm off to the shop :)

MiMi63 said...

This kitty is soooo cute. He sure is taking off with that pieced kite.

Maryann said...

Oh what a cute card. I LOVE these stamps, they´re soo cool, and you´ve just made it into such a cute and beautiful card hun. I really like, what I found here today and became a follower right away, so I can see some more of your wonderful work.

Shirley N said...

Adorable card!

PatS said...

I love anything with Penny Black stamps. Your card is adorable.

Disp6194 said...

This is so stinking cute! I love coloring with distress inks too :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa S said...

I love the background! Very cute card!

One Scrappy Gal said...

How cute is this! Adorable!

sharon g said...

How cute. You must be a kitty cat lover, too! Thanks for the chance of winning.

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Oh I just love that Stamp and you're giving it away, oh goodie, count me in. Your card is darling, I have to go back and see the technique you used. Thanks for the stop at your pad along the Lily Pad road! Patti

rstuck2003 said...

I ADORE this stamps! So cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Kristie Maynard said...

That is one adorable card! TFS!

lsiza said...

Soooo cute! Love it! Thaks for the giveaway! What a nice way of getting to know your blog!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling cat with kite, Ashley! No need for me to be in the giveaway :) Thanks!

Tetcha Simmer said...

Love your card Ashley, it's sure to bring a smile to whomever you give it to, not to mention I love Penny Black Stamps, my current obsession!

Pam said...

This is very cute! Love the stamp!

Tiffany said...

Adorable!

haejin said...

Such a cute card! Love the cat!

C said...

Lovey card.

Ola said...

This is such a cute card... I love that chunky little cat!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Very fun card--love the stamp. Thanks for the chance to win--I am a follower.

Jennifer said...

What an adorable card, Ashley!
(JeniferAnn)

Tracey said...

SO ADORABLE Ashley!!!!

Shelley said...

Adorable!!!

reen said...

Such a sweet card. I thought of my sister looking at this card, she loves kitties!

felkatz said...

love it!! i'm soo inlove with clouds now a days!!! fat cat is cute!!

tfs

Judy said...

Great card! Love how you paper pieced the kite and that the image wasn't colored with copic markers.

jazy1m said...

One a neat kitty. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

This is adorable!!!

Stephanie said...

I adore this card and that stamp is so sweet. Thanks for sharing a giveaway and I am so excited to have a new blog to follow with so much inspiration!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Awww....Super adorable,Ashley! I always love your colors on your design and I am now a follower!!

Lagene said...

Such a CUTE card, I'd love to win this stamp!

Christiana said...

Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' adorable! I love, love, love it! Just wonderful. I'm a follower. I love your blog!

pcm said...

very cute card!

joanieg said...

Very cute card!I love how you colored and I think it's so whimsical!! Thank you for sharing and your warm generosity.

Joanie

Trinh said...

So cute!

Karen said...

Lovely cards this looks like it will be a blog to follow great artists on it Karen TB Ontario I will sign up to be a follower even tho i have been before this

Judy1223 said...

Ashley, that cat is so cute! Love the card...and thanks for a chance to win! Signed up as a follower (actually thought I alteady was one!)...take care!

BunnyFreak said...

The card makes me smile.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Adorable card! I love the kitty cat! New follower via email. Thank you for the chance to win this adorable cat. ;D

Joy said...

Super cute Ashley, this card made me smile from ear to ear..just one adorable card..sending hugs!

Mubeena Miller said...

adorable cat, love your card!

kathy s said...

I love Penny Black stamps thanks for the chance and I've been a follower for ages.

Billie A said...

Very happy card I love it.

Janet Lindstrom said...

I love kitties and that kitty stamp is adorable! Wonderful card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Such a cute card! Love that Penny Black cat!

Sandra said...

cute!
Sandra ltb

diana said...

Sweet card! Love the stamp & your colouring. TFS! I follow your blog using Google Reader. ;-)

Angel said...

What a darling card. The adorable stamp is so fun, would love to win, thank you for your generosity.

Alice Wertz said...

so sweet and delightful! adorable card, Ashley!

Anita said...

Adorable card!

Janet Z said...

Just too adorable!

Susan said...

What an adorable image. I just love Penny Black stamps. Your card is so sweet.

Susan said...

I have subscribed to your blog by email. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Lynyrd said...

Such a cute card, tfs

Erin Glee said...

Adorable as always, Ashley! Please enter me in your Giveaway...(I am already a Follower)!

Kathy said...

Hello Ashley!! I love getting your posts in my "inbox" and give a sequel every time I see one of your creations. Love this card too. Miss you! HUgs, Kathy

Diana said...

What an adorable card. I love it

Arlene said...

Love your coloring. Cute image and done so wonderfully.

Message Keeper said...

What a cute card! I love Penny Black's Fly with Me and great that you have this as giveaway! Thanks!

MicheyMoo said...

What a cute way to say welcome/hi!! Love the soft, expert colouring on your card!! xx

Dawn said...

too cute Ashley. Love the wonderful kitty on this card.. you are so talented

osirisandloki said...

Thanks you for sharing your ideas and cards with us they r great

Cris said...

What a cute card! I love that cat stamp and great coloring!

bosenberries said...

Ahhh... what a super fun card!!! Enjoying the hop,
Robin

Debbi said...

What a cute card! I love that little image.
*smiles*
debbi

Kathy said...

How cute! Love the kite flying kitty:)

Elicia P said...

Ashley, that's an adorable card, and so spring-like which we all need right now! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Cute card love the big kitty being flown away by the kite. I like cats they are so much fun and have such wonderful personality's.

Daria Z. said...

This is too cute...love that fat cat!!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

It's fun to find new blogs during a hop and I enjoyed looking back at some of your older posts too. Pretty cards :)

Kathy B said...

Such a cute card! Would love to win the stamp and goodies! Thanks!

ivy said...

what a fun card!

McCoko said...

Love the card. The Fat cat is adorable!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such an adorable card- LOVE PBs kitties! :)

Little T said...

Your card is adorable. What a cute stamp!

NinaB said...

So adorable.

GrammaR said...

I love your card! It is so fun and cheerful.

Cathy Fong said...

Wow! i love how u use this penny black stamp! sweet card. love the soft bright colour.

Anette H said...

what a totally gorgeous card you've created!

Lucille K said...

What a cute card :)

ChickieChirps said...

I love this card! Nice clean and simple layout but totally great!

Arabella

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Your card is so cute. Would love to win that cute set.
I have admired your work on Flickr for a while. Thanks!

Aluap said...

Lovely and cute card!! I love this stamp!! And I love these colours :) Thanks for the chance to win :)
Hugs!

Fika said...

soo sooo cute and adorable Ashley!! love it to bits!!

Renee VanEpps said...

LOVE this bright and cheery welcome card! Great job!! Might be late for your blog candy, but if not, thanks for the chance to win!